“If we don’t get the “supplies” we need, bit by bit, …you can survive, you can make it, but there’s a hollowness, an emptiness inside. So, little by little fill ourselves with good.”
Hardwire your brain for happiness by sitting in your “good moments” for more time, suggests Dr. Rick Hanson. He offers the following acronym to easily remember the steps to achieve this.
Have a good experience, activate it.
Enrich the experience, help it grow, let it last.
Absorb it. Sense an intent that its sinking into you.
Link the positive with something negative and allow the positive to replace the negative.
Finally, Dr. Hanson references a Tibetan and Buddhist phrase: “If you take care of the minutes, the years will take care of themselves” and “Think not lightly of good, saying, “It will not come to me.” Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise one, gathering it little by little, fills oneself with good. “
Are children better than us caregivers at sitting in their “good”? Why or why not? How can we make use of this method to support our children’s happiness?
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